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Panel members, Competition 23, Phase 1, Child Health

Mr Stuart Monk (Chair)
National Programme Director – AAC Programmes at The AHSN Network
Drawing on a background in research and science across multiple sectors, Stuart is passionate about the theory and practice underpinning the spread and adoption of healthcare innovation.

Mr Bobby Kaura (Co-Chair)
Global Head at Illumina Ecosystem Development
With experience across different health related institutions, I've worked on developing strategies, solutions and startups that tackle unmet needs and create impact.

Mr David Cole
CEO & CCHO (Chief Children’s Health Officer) at TOO Futures Ltd / Thinking of Oscar
David is an experienced technologist, senior leader, advisor, mentor, and social-impact entrepreneur, specialising in children’s health innovation. He currently advises several children’s hospitals and paediatric start-ups.

Professor J Helen Cross
The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy & Director at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Complex childhood epilepsy, aetiologies & treatment; Professor Cross's research has been targeted at improving outcomes in early onset epilepsy, specifically in assessing the role of surgery and ketogenic diet.

Professor Paul Dimitri
Professor of Child Health at NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Cooperative
Paul is Director of Technology and Innovation at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Director of NIHR CYP MedTech and Vice President of Science and Research at the RCPCH.

Mrs Judy Durrant
Programme Director Children and Young People transformation programme at NHS England
Nursing, children and young people, sexual health.

Ms Hilary Fanning
Managing Director Research Development & Innovation at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Assessment of pre-regulation device utility for adoption into clinical and operational pathways, management of change processes, transition of novel into Business as usual.

Mr Liam Gascoigne-Cohen
Research Analyst, Healthcare, SP Angel
S.P. Angel Corporate Finance LLP
Equity research analyst covering companies within the life sciences and healthcare sector.

Mr Swapnil Gadgil
CEO at Therapy Box Limited
Co-founder Voca Quest & Therapy Box, Co-I NIHR 200889: The Language Explorer, Technical & commercial lead for NIHR II-BP-0817-10014, Collaborator for SBRI funded VocaTempo & NIHR funded CcHAT. 

Dr Janet Hanley
Associate Professor at Edinburgh Napier University
Research track record in digital health in general with a current focus on cardiovascular health. NHS background in community nursing and novel health service development.

Professor Roma Maguire
Professor of Digital Health and Care at University of Strathclyde
Digital health/care, remote patient monitoring, clinical decision support, patient experience, evidence based care, cancer, chronic disease, dementia. Human factors, AI Digital health implementation/evaluation. 

Dr Fulya Mehta
Consultant in General Paediatrics and Diabetes at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Clinical lead for CYP diabetes at NHS England
Consultant paediatrician specialising in diabetes, working in a large unit (>500 CYP with diabetes) and the clinical lead for the NHS England CYP diabetes programme.

Professor Paul Seddon
Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Respiratory Paediatrics: Extensive clinical and research experience. Research interests: Asthma, Preschool wheeze, Preschool lung function, Cystic fibrosis.

Mr Russell Watkins
Commercial Director at Health Innovation North East and North Cumbria
Supporting innovators to take their innovation from idea to adoption and spread ensuring it adds value over and above current practice and improving patient care.

Dr Deborah Wilson
Children’s services senior commissioning manager at NHS Sussex
I am a senior ICB commissioner of children’s services with 30 years in the NHS. I have strategic, operational, clinical, research, educational and improvement experience.

Dr Laura Fenner
PPIE Representative
Senior Research Facilitator at University College London with a PhD in Chemistry. Has been a public member on NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Product Development Award committees, NIHR i4i Select committees, the NIHR Research on Research Committee, as well as SBRI Healthcare Panels. Experienced in supporting academics and researchers with development of their research funding proposals.

Dr Rebecca Harmston
PPIE Representative
Expertise: Patient involvement, carer, autism, mental health, crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, high risk pregnancy, allergies, reflux. 


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